Increased payer coverage has moved outpatient joint replacements from differentiator to strategic imperative.
Health systems risk margin and volume losses in the shift towards outpatient joint replacements. First, the shift will reduce per-case margins as reimbursement is lower for outpatient care. Second, hospitals risk losing cases to competitors better positioned to capture the outpatient business, including physician-owned ASCs. Each of these risks requires a proactive strategy to offset losses from the inevitable movement outpatient.
This report helps you navigate the transition to outpatient joint replacements with six tactics to build operational readiness to meet the new market reality, maximize reimbursement and cut costs to maintain margins, and partner with physicians to retain volumes within your health system.